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Le Pere la Grolle|
This wine ran about €4 ($4.80) per bottle, and so far is the best of the bunch. The flavor of black cherries was amazingly strong in this one, and although the tannins were, of course, absent, the wine still tasted full.
This wine ran about €2.70 ($3.25) per bottle. The flavor was still full of cherries, but there was also a sharpness about the wine, reminding me somewhat of a Cote du Rhone.
Georges DuBoeuf - Beaujolais Villages Nouveau|
Note this is different from the Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau.
This wine ran about €4 ($4.80) per bottle, and although closer in flavor to Le Pere la Grolle (currently my favorite), it seemed a little watery. As I noted, Le Pere la Grolle tasted full despite the lack of tannins. This wine seemed not as full, and suffered in comparison.
This wine ran about €5 ($6.00) per bottle, and was a totally different type of wine - more of a 'serious' wine with a lower fruit decibel level, but a deeper overall flavor. We compared it to a very fruity Chateauneuf du Pape, rather than another Beaujolais Nouveau. That said, however, it didn't have the 'fun factor' the other wines had, with their straight out fruit flavors.